Berry High School - Torch Yearbook (Mount Berry, GA)

 - Class of 1930

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SILVER AND BLUE . mia! VM --.- haughty knee to supplication, no more will they be pained to refuse. It has been hard to have our fondest wishes thwarted, it must have been hard for them to refuse so fair a pleader. They have done their duty and they have their reward. But oh! how much easier it would have been for them to say "yes", especi- ally to all basketball games and social occasions. Item II We give and bequeath to our best beloved and cherished sister, '31, all the wealth of love and beauty she may want. She seems to be able to get everything else unaided. The basketball and Field Day champion- ships are hers. May our mantle fall completely on her shoulders. We will waste no time in giving to one who seems very able to get. Item III We give to the present freshman class the following advice, the accept- ance of which will lead them to glory: copy '30, learn to work, if not t'o win: development comes sooner through bearing failures than suc- cesses. It isn't fun, but still, look at '30 and be cheerful. Item IV The subjoined list will be recogniz- ed as entailed estates, which we do declare the class of '31 the real and rightful successors: The Soph's seats in chapel to which as freshmen, '31 has not been un- known. May she be as fond of the front row next year as she has been this. Let all the members show their gratitude for this gift by being promptly at the head of the line each morning, ready to fight for that which is theirs, if it be as necessary as it has been for the Sophs this year. Item V Evelyn Wyatt wills and bequeath: to Pansy Hayes and Mildred Wil- liams her room on the east corner oi Catherine Hall, which she has occu- pied for two years, and has heard all the "good nights" of both students and faculty without purposely eaves- dropping. Item Vl Grace Smith wills to Augusta Henry her ability to memorize physics problems the night before ex- amination, providing she does not get caught burning "midnight oil". Item VII With a sad heart and many tears E. C. Jordan hands over the Emery basement keys to Dr. Cook in order to keep said basement locked and the pleasant odors from tantalizing the citizens of the dormitory. E. C. also wills his faithful old pipe to Gordon Green, if he will not use it in the presence of Wildcat' Collier. Item VIII Garland Bagley and Harwell Mal- lory do hereby bequeath unto Earl Walton and Harold Barbour their hit with Mrs. Davis, providing the latter keep "A" rooms. Item IX Ellen Bell with much regret gives to Jean Hayes her privilege of sitting at the feet of Miss Brewster, not to be taught in books, but knowing the said Miss Hayes will find out in time, she hesitates to explain in detail now. Item X Helen Boone wills to Ruth Johnson her hit with Mr. Mullins. To Sophie Bowman she Wills her originality, Page Twenty-four

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SILVER AND BLUE we -- memorial to its renowned Helen Boone, who sang her lovely little songs, making them up as she went along. Road and soul weary, I made prep- aration to return to my native state, but I decided to stop by "Gay Paree" for a short while. Here at Monte Carlo I am most delightfully enter- tained by the owner, Horace Sims, a very charming and discriminating host. Cn my way over I am encounter- ed by a prince who is an expert at bridge, and upon closer relationships I find him to be Ormond Ward who has reaped vast profits from his dia- mond mines. These are the things I have found most interesting to me and I hope that it may answer for you, as satis- factorily as it did for me, the all- important question, "What has be- come of the class of 1930?" WILL Mr. President, friends: '30 about to die salutes you! Contrary to the custom in such cases, and loath as are all members of my conservative profession to establish precedents only at the be- hest of my noble client, '30, have I called you toget'her, before her death to hear her will and to receive her gifts. I was persuaded to this action by the unusual circumstances of my client. I dread to tell you, but be calm: the doctor is here ready to re- vive all fainting ones. Here is my secret, keep it welll ,--ilNIl A consultation of doctors was cal- led together on Monday, April thirty- first-doctors never known to fail in their prognastication. They have an- nounced that on Tuesday, May sixth, '30 must die. Had I known what a commotion you would raise and how badly you would feel, the president, himself, could not have dragged this secret from me. My client wishes me to state that, owing to a lightness in the head, caused by a gradual swelling during the last two years, and a heaviness in the heart and other organs, caused by thoughts of part- ing and over-feasting, respectively, she may have been mistaken in her inventory, but such as she thinks she has she gives to you, praying that you may not believe that it is only because she cannot keep her goods that she is so generous. We, the class of 1930, being about to leave this sphere, in full possession of a sound mind, memory, and under- standing, do make and publish this, our last will and testament. And first we do direct that our funeral services shall be conducted by our friends and well-wishers, the faculty, only enjoining that the fune- ral be carried on with all the dignity and pomp our situation in the college scale has merited. As to such estate has pleased the fates and our own strong arms to give us, we do dispose of the same as follows: Item l We give and bequeath to our dear faculty restful nights and peaceful dreams. We promise them a rest from '30's petitions. No more will we be called upon to bend our Page Twenty-three

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SILVER AND BLUE MM - IN provided Sophie will use it to a better advantage than she has. We do hereby constitute and ap- point Miss Dexter sole executor of our last will and testament on this, the sixth day of May, Anno Domini, one thousand, nine hundred and thirty, in the presence of the under- signed witnesses: Guthrie Spruill Mr. Mullins George Collier Bertha Boone ,1 POEM Our class has surely had some fun, As every sophomore class has done, But work must always follow play, As night must always follow day. Two years or more ago today, We turned our steps this happy way. New friendships formed and book- lore learned, For education our minds have yearned. We've labored, studied, and played hard too, But soon we'll start our work anew, For as you know from this very day We face the world in every way. Spring is here and summer's coming, Hand in hand with the flowery May. Buds are bursting, leaves are grow- ing, We are reaping, others are sowing. And as they sow along the way, The seed of human kindness, They are building lives that shine, --Shine with heavenly brightness. Explore the dark depts of the mind, And see what treasures there we find Stored up as diamonds in the rough, Germs that are made from solid stuff. Things that we hammer, melt, and mould, Into the very depts of the soul Where they take root and quickly grow, Like the seed that farmers sow. We have before our minds a goal, Though on some high and rugged knollg If we work that way with a good will, I'm sure we can climb the highest hill. We'll plant our Hag upon te top, And have for our motto "never stop," But keep on climbing every day, And never give up beside the way. Spring with hope, youth, and glad- ness Bears away our care and sadness, Tears that fade in sunny smiles, In nature's various turns and wiles. Joy in our hearts and joy outside, Joy spread on hill and country wideg Changes are slow but sure and staid, For all God's plans are truly laid. Life is short and trials are bitter, All is not gold that seems to glit- ter. Earthly joys and sensual lust, In the end become as dust. l9age TRHQTEVF

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